Daryl Hall and John Oates have been fortunate enough to have a long and successful career. Putting out hit after hit for the last four decades as Hall & Oates, the duo is still influencing fans and artists all over the world.
Best known for songs like “You Make My Dreams,” “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “Maneater,” “Private Eyes,” and more, Hall & Oates got their start in Philadelphia in the 1970s. Over the last 40 years, Hall & Oates has released 16 studio albums of original songs, 11 live albums, numerous greatest hits albums, a covers album, and a Christmas album, all with varying degrees of chart success. Based off a mutual love of classic R&B, the duo released their debut album, Whole Oats, in 1972. It wasn’t until their second album, Abandoned Luncheonette, in 1973 that their mixture of rock and soul started catching on. The 1980s was the duo’s biggest selling decade, with Voices (1980), Private Eyes (1981), H2O (1982), Big Bam Boom (1984), and Ooh Yeah! (1988), all hitting platinum status.